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Federer says he would love to share Australian Open title with Nadal

Legendary Swiss Roger Federer added yet another glorious chapter to his fantastic tale by claiming a record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday, but it was his comments after the match that left fans swooning in disbelief at their idol.

Not only is Federer a fantastic tennis player, he showed that he was also a wonderful human being saying after his five set triumph over long time rival Rafael Nadal, "Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there were I would have been happy to share it with Rafa. When we saw each other four or five months ago (at Nadal's academy) we never believed we could be in the finals. I'm very happy for you, I would have been happy to lose."

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peRFection: Federer beats Nadal in five sets to win fifth Australian Open title

Roger Federer has won his fifth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam title, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a thrilling contest at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday. Federer's win tonight saw him claim his first Grand Slam title win since winning Wimbledon in 2012. The win snapped a six-match losing streak to Nadal in Grand Slam play. Before Sunday night, Federer's most recent major win over his great rival came in the Wimbledon final of 2007.

At the age of 35, Federer made history by becoming the second oldest Grand Slam singles male champion after Australian Ken Rosewall, who won the 1972 Australian Open at 37.

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Sania Mirza goes down in Australian Open Mixed Doubles final

Sania Mirza's aim for her seventh major tennis title ended in despair as she and Croatian partner Ivan Dodig were beaten 2-6, 4-6 by the unseeded duo of American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal in the Australian Open mixed doubles final on Sunday. The Indo-Croatian pair went down tamely in just an hour and three minutes.

Sania was bidding for her seventh major tennis title, and first with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, in the Australian Open mixed doubles final where the second seeds took on the unseeded American-Colombian pair.

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Sania Mirza hoping to reach Seventh Heaven in Australian Open final

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Sania Mirza will be bidding for her seventh major tennis title, and first with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, in the Australian Open mixed doubles final where the second seeds take on unseeded American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal on Sunday.

Sania-Dodig overcame a tough one-hour-18-minute battle in the semi-final against Aussies Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth 6-4, 2-6, (10-5) on Friday. Abigail-Cabal defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Aussie Chris Guiccione 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the last four stage.

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Australian Open: Serena downs Venus to claim record 23rd Grand Slam title

Legendary American Serena Williams made history today when she defeated her elder sister Venus in the Australian Open final to become the first person in the Open Era to capture 23 Grand Slam singles titles on Saturday.

Coming into the final, Serena was tied with German icon Steffi Graf for most number (22) of Grand Slam singles titles, she now has sole possession of that record, but is still one behind Australian legend Margaret Court, whose 24 titles came before tennis participation was opened to professional players.

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Nadal downs Dimitrov in five to set up dream Australian Open final with Federer

Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal set up a dream Australian Open final with his long-time rival Swiss legend Roger Federer, defeating Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

Friday night's victory over Dimitrov was Nadal's eighth in nine career meetings with the Bulgarian, who played in a major semi-final for the second time after first reaching the final four at Wimbledon in 2014.

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Sania Mirza advances to Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final

Indian superstar Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig defeated local favourites Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth to enter the Australian Open mixed doubles final on Friday. The second seeded Indo-Croatian pair battled past the Australian duo 6-4, 2-6, [10-5].

Stosur and Groth had beaten the Indo-Swiss pairing of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis yesterday and were hoping to go all the way in their home Grand Slam.

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